Whether you prefer high-octane action thrillers or subdued Oscar-bait dramas (or both!), it’s often more enjoyable – and cost-effective – to watch the latest and greatest in film entertainment from the comfort of your own home. If you’re looking to renovate your living room, basement or an office space, home theatres are both on-trend and a great way to bring the family together. In fact, it happens to be one of Pinterest’s top home decor trends for 2020. Whether you want to go high-tech or keep it simple, there are plenty of design ideas to draw from.
If you have an unfinished basement or one that is rarely used, inject some life into the space by transforming it into a cozy home theatre, like Bryan and Sarah Baeumler designed here. This simple design features an oversized screen, ceiling projector and an L-shaped couch for optimal comfort. Learn more about the biggest home trends in 2020, according to HGTV Canada stars.
Don’t be deterred by smaller spaces. Both living rooms and home offices can be done up to resemble a cozy movie theatre. Opt for smaller seating options and let the screen dominate the room. Find more small living room design ideas you’ll want to steal.
As long as you’ve got an oversize screen and plush furniture that you can sink into with a bowl of popcorn, you’re pretty much set. For an even more elevated viewing experience, consider investing in blackout curtains that can lend the space an authentic darkened theatre experience. Find more tips for arranging furniture in your living room.
Love in the Afternoon
If an entire home theatre redesign isn’t in the budget, consider a simple pull-down screen for romantic movie nights in. Simply roll the screen back up when company arrives and voila – your living room is back to normal. We’ll bet you’ll want to cozy up in these celebrity living rooms.
Children of the (Pop)Corn
Speaking of outdoor home theatre renovations, take it to the max by transforming that old, unused shed into a bona fide concession stand like they did on Backyard Builds. Serve up fresh popcorn, cotton candy and drinks to your guests before they settle in for the movie. Find more of our favourite beautiful backyard ideas.
When considering a home theatre renovation, counter space is key – instead of wasting time trudging up and down the stairs to refill popcorn bowls or drinks, consider a mini fridge and countertops for grab-and-go snacks.
If you’ve got the space and the budget, a high-tech movie experience just might be on your home renovation bucket list. From big screens and surround sound to 4K projectors and smart technology, you’ll feel as if you were in the movie. See more cutting-edge technology that’ll set your home apart.
If you’ve got the space for it, a tiny walk-up bar would be the perfect addition to your home theatre. Friends can sip on cocktails as you set up the snacks before everyone settles in the for the show. We guarantee you’ll be the ultimate party host with these beautiful (and affordable) bar carts.
The Last Picture Show
A home entertainment system doesn’t have to break the bank. Instead of renovating an entire room, simply introduce a handful of movie theatre aspects. Focus on an oversized pull-down screen or comfy, reclining chairs versus an entire overhaul with tricked out gadgets. Sometimes, simple is best.